BRIDGE is part of a partnership with the Catholic Institute in Education, Sasol Global Foundation, Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance and the Wits School of Governance. The aim of the partnership is to run Principals Upfront, a series of public dialogues addressing the leadership role of school principals and giving principals a voice […]
The second Principals Upfront of 2018 was held on 26 July at the Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance. This seminar offered an alternative approach to discipline in schools – a way that does not involve violence.
The CJCP’s National School Violence Study shows that 15.3% of children at primary and secondary schools have experienced some form of violence while at school, most commonly threats of violence, assaults and robbery. This issue was the focus of the first Principals Upfront seminar of year on 15 March 2018 at the Matthew Goniwe School […]
The first Principals Upfront of 2018 was held on 15 March 2018 at the Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance. This seminar unpacked some of the drivers of school violence and highlighted some suggestions for creating safer and more supportive school and learning environments.
Principals Upfront provides a platform for school leaders to share working practice and vital information about different facets of school leadership. It also allows those involved in supporting school leadership to develop a deeper understanding of the role that principals play. The third Principals Upfront Dialogue of 2017, held at Sasol Place, Sandton, was no […]
Dialogue 8 of the Principals Upfront Dialogue Series featured the launch of Dr Allistair Witten’s inspiring book on school leadership, Shifting Paradigms: Changing Practice – Values-based instructional leadership in schools.
The Principals Upfront Dialogue of 17th May 2017 focussed on effective ICT use in schools. Panellists shared their experiences of implementing and using ICT for instructional and administrative purposes, and provided insight into some of the challenges and the enabling conditions for successful implementation.
The first Principals Upfront Dialogue of 2017 centred on an analysis of the 2016 matric results and the trends for change, and explored some of the learning gaps that hinder performance and ways of addressing them.
Dialogue 5 of the Principals Upfront Dialogue Series focused on “Instructional Leadership: What are the challenges of Leading for Change?” Barbara Dale-Jones reported on recent research into the education sector that explored ways of supporting school leadership to unlock positive change, while principals Lindelwa Mbingeleli of Thoko-Thaba High School, Pule Kgaratsi of Sandown High School […]
Instructional Leadership: Leading Learning was the topic at the Principals Upfront held on the 18 August. Professor Pam Christie explored some of the global and local debates on instructional leadership, while principals Venessa Moodley from Actonville Primary School and Colin Northmore from Sacred Heart College shared their views and experiences as school leaders.